Beavers Travel To Fresno For Meeting With Bulldogs

Aug. 31, 2003

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GAME: Oregon State (1-0) at Fresno State (0-1)
SITE: Bulldog Stadium (41,031), Fresno, CA
DATE: Friday, September 5
TIME: 7:00 p.m. PDT
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 5:00 p.m. PDT
TV: Live over ESPN, starting at 7:00 p.m. PDT
Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. PDT

CROWD: Fresno State is expecting a sellout crowd (41,031) at Bulldog Stadium.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised live nationally over ESPN, starting at 7:00 p.m. Tim Ryan (play-by-play) and Rod Gilmore (analyst) and Mike Golic (analyst) will announce with Alex Flanagan on the sidelines. The game will also be televised on a delayed basis by Fox Sports Net NW with Rich Cellini calling the play-by-play with former Beaver quarterback Steve Preece serving as the analyst. Fox Sports Net NW will show the replay of the game on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Fox Sports NW covers the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game winning streak overall. The Beavers have a four-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a two-game Pacific-10 Conference winning streak, a one-game road winning streak and a one-game Pac-10 road winning streak. Oregon State has won 16 straight non-conference games at Reser Stadium, dating back to 1996. The Beavers' last home non-conference defeat was against Montana on Sept. 7, 1996. Oregon State is 33-17 (.660) in its last 50 games and has won 23 of its last 26 (.885) home games. The Beavers' 6-0 record at Reser Stadium in 2000 amounted to the most wins ever in one season at home, before OSU reached six wins (6-1) in 2003. OSU was 5-1 at Reser Stadium in 1999, 4-1 in 2001 and 6-1 in 2002, all under Dennis Erickson. Oregon State is 25-12 (.676) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 25 games in the 1990s until September 18, 1999. Head Coach Mike Riley has a perfect 7-0 non-conference record as OSU's head coach. The Beavers' have also sold out 17 straight games at Reser Stadium, dating back to USC on Sept. 30, 2000.

ARIZONA STATE SOLD OUT: Oregon State's game with Arizona State on Sept. 27 is sold out, along with home games against Boise State (Sept. 20) and Washington (Oct. 18). Approximately 2,250 individual reserve seats remain available for the Beavers' next home game with New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 13. Individual tickets also remain for OSU's games with Arizona (Nov. 1) and Stanford (Nov. 15).

SEASON TICKETS SOLD OUT: Oregon State has sold out its season ticket allotment for the third straight year. Season tickets were capped at 22,200 this year. The Beavers sold 23,000 season tickets in 2001 and 2002.

RADIO: Oregon State will have a 27-station radio network for the 2003 season. The Beavers' football network is produced by Beaver Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Mike Parker and Bob Grim will call the action from the booth and Michael Convery of KEX will continue as the sideline reporter. The entire network pregame show will air two hours prior to kickoff, home and away. The pregame Tailgate Sow will start two hours prior to kickoff with Scott Lynn (KEX Sports Director), Lee Jamison, Parker and Convery hosting the show. In addition, KEJO (1240 AM) radio in Corvallis will also host a pregame show from Reser Stadium starting four hours prior to kickoff with Doug Blair and Jon Warren announcing. Jamison and Lynn will host a postgame show from the new Hilton Garden Hotel following all home games and from the press box on road games.

BEAVER SPORTS TALK: Mike Riley will have a one-hour radio midweek show throughout the season over the Beaver Radio Sports Network every Tuesday night of the season. The show will air from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., live from the Fox n Firkin Restaurant in downtown Corvallis with Mike Parker hosting. Riley will also do a Monday morning radio show with KEX (1190) each Monday during the season, starting on Aug. 25. He will be heard at 8:05 a.m. each Monday throughout the season.

WEEKLY MEDIA LUNCHEONS: Oregon State's weekly media luncheons will once again be held every Tuesday during the football season on the third floor of the Valley Football Center. All luncheons will start at 11:00 a.m. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Sunday to provide Hal Cowan with interview requests and intentions to attend.

RILEY ON CONFERENCE CALL: Head Coach Mike Riley is available via conference call each week during the Beavers' media luncheons. The first call will be at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August. 25. Thereafter, the call will be at 11:15 a.m. each Tuesday of the football season. Media can call 913-981-5581 and join the conference call. Media should dial the number five to 10 minutes ahead of the conference call to ensure participation.

BEAVERS FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE TV SHOW: Fox Sports Net NW will produce and air a weekly OSU one half hour football show on Tuesday nights. The first show will air at 7:30 p.m. on September 2, and again at 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 3. Beavers Football Experience will give Oregon State faithful an inside look at the weekly trails, tribulations and triumphs behind the 2003 gridiron season. The program will air at 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday after Sept. 2. BFE will be inside the locker rooms and behind the scenes of the Oregon State football program as each week's show will chronicle the human stories, pathos and emotions that ultimately proved catalytic in the storyline of each game. Additionally, the Beavers Football Experience will preview the next week's contest through the eyes of head coach Mike Riley.

Mike Riley: Oregon State's Mike Riley starts his third season as the Beavers' head coach in 2003, after a four-year break as an NFL coach. Riley was OSU's head coach in 1997 (3-8) and 1998 (5-6) before becoming the head coach of the San Diego Chargers for three years. He was secondary coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2002. He is 1-0 in 2003. Riley's collegiate record is 9-14 (.391) as a head coach, all at Oregon State. He has also served as a head coach in the Canadian Football League and the World League of American Football. He coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL for five years (1987-90) and produced a 40-32-0 (.556) record, including two Grey Cup championships (1988 and 1990). He had a two-year record of 11-9-0 (.550) as the head coach of the San Antonio Riders of the World League. He compiled a three-year record of 14-34 (.292) as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Riley currently has a perfect 7-0 record in non-conference games as OSU's head coach.

OSU-FRESNO STATE SERIES: Oregon State and Fresno State have played 12 games in the overall series with the Bulldogs holding a 7-5 edge. The Beavers are on a one-game winning streak in the series as a result of downing Fresno State 59-19 last year at Reser Stadium. It was the biggest winning margin in the series for either team. This year's game will mark OSU's sixth trip to Bulldog Stadium and the Beavers are 0-5 on Fresno State's home turf. Mike Riley will be coaching his first contest against the Bulldogs as the Beavers' head coach. Fresno State Coach Pat Hill is 1-2 vs. Oregon State, losing to the Beavers 46-23 in Corvallis in 1999 and winning 44-24 at Fresno in 2001.

LAST YEAR'S GAME: Oregon State totally dominated last year's contest at Corvallis, winning 59-19. The Beavers led 31-12 at halftime and added 28 points in the third quarter before then Coach Dennis Erickson emptied the bench. OSU rolled up 510 yards in total offense, compared to 371 by Fresno State. Steven Jackson rushed for 227 yards and Derek Anderson threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns.

THREE BOWL TRIPS IN FOUR YEARS: Oregon State has played in three post-season bowls in the last four years, starting with the Oahu Bowl in 1999, the Fiesta Bowl in 2000 (bowl played Jan. 1, 2001) and the Insight Bowl in 2002. This is the best post-season stretch in Beaver football history.

EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME: Oregon State's Richard Seigler and Dwan Edwards have already accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game scheduled for Pacific bell Park in San Francisco on January 10 at 11:00 a.m.

YLINIEMI ON JOE GROZA WATCH LIST: OSU place kicker Kirk Yliniemi is one of 30 preseason candidates on the Lou Groza Watch List. He is a candidate for the 12th annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the FedEX Orange Bowl

Steven Jackson ON DOAK WALKER WATCH LIST: Junior tailback Steven Jackson is one of 39 players on the Doak Walker Watch List. The Doak Walker Award is giving annually to the nation's top running back.

JACKSON ON WALTER CAMP LIST: Steven Jackson is one of 42 players on the initial Walter Camp Football Foundation 2003 Player of theYear 'Watch List.' The list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in early November.

JACKSON GETS HEISMAN MENTION: Steven Jackson made ESPN's preseason list of top 10 Heisman Candidates as the network listed the OSU running back No. 7 on its preseason Heisman show last.

Richard Seigler ON LOMBARDI WATCH LIST: Senior linebacker Richard Seigler is one of 40 candidates on the Lombardi Award Watch List. The Rotary Lombardi Award is given annually to the outstanding lineman in the country.

SEIGLER RANKS FOURTH ON OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE POINT LIST: By scoring a team-high 55 � defensive points vs. Sacramento State, Richard Seigler has moved into fourth place on Oregon State's career defensive point chart, passing Reggie Tongue's previous fourth place total of 984. He needs only one tackle against Fresno State to move up another notch, passing Jeff Schneider's current third place total of 997 � points.

SEIGLER TOP CAREER POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the current OSU defensive starters with 995 � points, which ranks fourth on the Beavers' career list.

GAME NOTES FROM OSU-SACRAMENTO STATE GAME: Oregon State opened the 2003 season on a very positive note. It was the Beavers' 100th victory at Reser/Parker Stadium since the stadium opened in 1953 with a game against Washington State on November 14.

  • Mike Riley is now 7-0 vs. non-conference opponents as OSU's head coach.

  • OSU has won eight of its lasts 11 season openers, including two in a row.

  • With his two goals kicked, Kirk Yliniemi has been successful on 17 straight field goal attempts, which is a new career record for a Beaver kicker. Yliniemi broke the tie he had with Jim Nielsen in 1984-85. Yliniemi scored 10 points in the game, giving him 114 career points and the number moves him up to 15th on the OSU career-scoring list.

  • With 129 yards rushing, Steven Jackson had his 11th career 100-yard game. He now has 2,209 net yards rushing in his career, which moves him into fourth place on OSU's all-time rushing list. Jackson had 58 yards in receptions, which gave him 187 all-purpose yards in the game. He now has 2,717 career all-purpose yards, moving him from 12th to ninth on OSU's all-time leaders. Jackson's 129 yards rushing ties for 77th on OSU's list of top single-game rushing marks.

  • Derek Anderson passed for 273 yards and had 276 yards in total offense. He now has 3,596 career yards in total offense, moving him from seventh to sixth on OSU's list of all-time leaders. His 276 yards of total offense is the 39th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • Mike Hass caught six passes for 129 yards, which amounts to the 28th best single-game receiving yardage mark in OSU history.

  • OSU's 527 yards of total offense is the 15th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • OSU's 301 yards in passing ranks as the 38th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • Steven Jackson rushed for two touchdowns to move him into fourth place in career rushing touchdowns with 22.

  • Richard Seigler had a team high 55 � defensive points to move him into fourth place in career defensive points with 995 �.

    Bill Swancutt CONTINUES SACK ATTACK: Junior defensive end Bill Swancutt tied the OSU season record for sacks in 2002 with (11 �) and tackles for loss with (21). Swancutt finished fourth in the Pac-10 during the 2002 in sacks and tackles for loss. He opened the 2003 season the way he finished. Swancutt recorded two tackles for loss and a sack in the Sacramento State contest. He has recorded at least one tackle for loss in 13 of his last 14 games. The only game he has been blanked in that period was against Stanford last year. Bill finished the 2002 season with 322 � defensive points, second best on the team. That figure also ranked 19th on OSU's single-season list. Swancutt produced 43 defensive points vs. Sacramento State, second only to Richard Seigler's 55 �.

    FIRST QUARTER DEFENSE CONTINUES: Oregon State allowed only three teams in 2002, Washington, Stanford and Pittsburgh, to score an offensive touchdown against the Beavers during the first quarter. In fact, OSU outscored opponents 119-53 in the first quarter in 2002. OSU opened the 2003 season in the same fashion by blanking Sacramento State. The Beavers have a 3-0 advantage after one game in the first quarter

    OSU RANKED 11th NATIONALLY IN TOTAL OFFENSE: Oregon State currently ranks 11th nationally and second in the Pac10 Conference in total offense, averaging 527.0 yards per game.

    BEAVERS RANKED 20TH NATIONALLY IN TOTAL DEFENSE: Oregon State ranks third in the Pac-10 Conference in total defense and 20th nationally, allowing 254.0 yards per game.

    Steven Jackson, TB: Jackson opened the 2003 season with 129 yards rushing and 187 all-purpose yards vs. Sacramento State. The game was his 11th 100-yard rushing game. He scored two touchdowns and caught four passes for 58 yards. Steven, after one game, ranks second in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally in rushing (129.0) per game. He ranks second in the Pac-10 and 13th nationally in all-purpose yards (187.0) per game. He is tied for second in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally in scoring with 12.0 points per game. (2002 Season)-Jackson led the Pac-10 in rushing and finished the 2002 season ranked eighth nationally with 1,690 yards and an average of 130.0 yards per game. With his 153 yards rushing vs. Oregon, Steven broke the OSU single-season rushing record and all-purpose yards record. His 1,690 yards rushing topped Ken Simonton's old mark of 1,559 yards. His 1,855 all-purpose yards topped the old record of 1,705 by Simonton in 1999. Jackson accounted for nine rushing games over 100 yards in 2002, which ties Simonton's school record, and three over 200, including a season-best of 239 vs. California. He also rushed for 227 vs. Fresno State and 230 vs. Stanford. Steven ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in total offense, sixth in scoring with 102 points and second in all-purpose yards with 146.69 average per game. He wound up ranked 22nd nationally in all-purpose yards and is tied for 37th nationally in scoring. He finished the season ranked sixth on the Pac-10 all-time single-season rushing list. All five players ahead of Jackson on the list are former USC players (Career)-Jackson rushed for 119 yards vs. USC as a freshman in 2001 for his first 100-yard game. He has accounted for a total of 11 games in which he has rushed for over 100 yards in 24 games played at OSU. He had a streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing games stopped by Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Jackson has accounted for 2,209 yards rushing in 24 career games, which ranks fourth on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 156 career points, which ranks fifth on OSU's career list. He has 2,717 career all-purpose yards, an average of 113.2 per game. He ranks ninth on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list.

    JACKSON 15th IN NCAA RUSHING: Steven Jackson currently ranks 15th nationally in rushing after the first week of games. Jackson led the Pacific-10 Conference in rushing and finished eighth in the nation in 2002 with 130.00 yards per game average.

    TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards or more 11 times in his career, including a career-best 239 vs. California in 2002. He had a string of five straight 100-yard games stopped in the Insight Bowl when Pittsburgh held him to 34 yards. He tied Ken Simonton's single-season record with nine 100-yard rushing games in 2002. Steven also rushed for over 200 yards three times in 2002 to become the only OSU back in history to accomplish that fete. He rushed for 113 yards vs. USC in 2001 as Simonton's backup and was named ABC Player of the Game for Oregon State. Jackson rushed for 891yards in his five games prior to the 2002 Insight Bowl, an average of 178.2 yards per game.

    Derek Anderson, QB: Anderson opened the 2003 season by leading OSU to a 40-7 victory over Sacramento State, completing 17 of 37 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns. He accounted for 276 yards in total offense. His 276 yards in total offense is the 39th best single-game mark in OSU history. He has thrown his last 59 passes without an interception. After one game, Derek ranks fourth in the Pac-10 and 37th nationally in passing efficiency (132.95); tied for second in Pac-10 with 17 passes completed per game and leads the Pac-10 and ranked 17th nationally in total offense (276.0) per game. (2002 season)-Anderson completed 211 of 449 passes for 3,313 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2002, all OSU season records. He also accounted for 3,082 yards in total offense, also a single-season school record. He threw 109 passes before he threw his first interception of the season on his 110th attempt. Prior to that, he was last intercepted on his final throw of the 2001 season against Northern Arizona. Anderson finished the 2002 season ranked eighth in the Pac-10 and 59th nationally in passing efficiency at 121.56. He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 and 47th nationally in completions per game with 16.23 average. He ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 35th nationally in total offense with 237.08 yards per game average. Derek ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 24th nationally in points responsible for with 12.77 per game. Derek completed his 25 touchdown passes to eight different receivers. (2001 Season)-In his first season as OSU's starting quarterback, Anderson was involved in 38 plays that were 25 yards or longer. He also established school records for passing yardage, touchdown passes, total offense and touchdown passes in a game (5) and touchdowns responsible for in a game (6). He had four 300-yard plus games, including two straight to end the season. (Career numbers)--In his 19-game career to date (14 straight as a starter), Anderson has completed 245 of 525 passes for 3,849 yards. He has 28 touchdown passes and has thrown 16 interceptions. He has accounted for 3,596 yards (189.3 average) in total offense on 577 plays. He is third on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 28. Derek ranks third on OSU's career passing list with 3,849 yards. He ranks sixth on Oregon State's career total offense list with 3,596 yards and needs just 310 more to move into fifth place. Anderson has led Oregon State to a 9-5 record (.643) as a starting quarterback.

    ANDERSON OWNS OSU SEASON PASSING TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS: Anderson broke OSU's single-season record for passing yards, total offense yards and touchdown passes in 2003. He passed for 3,313 yards during the season, accounted for 3,082 yards in total offense and threw 25 touchdown passes.

    OSU PERFECT IN RED ZONE: Oregon State got its 2003 season off to a good start as far as success in the Red Zone (20 yard line and in). The Beavers scored on all five trips into the red zone in the season opener vs. Sacramento State. On the defensive side, OSU allowed Sacramento State to score only one time in four trips into the Beavers' red zone. Oregon State's last four games in 2002 found the Beavers perfect in the red zone, converting on all 12 trips. As a result, OSU has a streak of 17 straight times scoring successfully in the red zone.

    OREGON STATE LOST TURNOVER BATTLE: The Beavers lost the battle of turnovers in their season opener vs. Sacramento State. OSU lost one fumble on a punt return. The Beavers did not force a turnover against Sacramento State. OSU has a minus 1.00 average after one game.

    Bill Swancutt CONTINUES SACK ATTACK: Junior defensive end Bill Swancutt tied the OSU season record for sacks in 2002 with (11 �) and tackles for loss with (21). Swancutt finished fourth in the Pac-10 during the 2002 in sacks and tackles for loss. He opened the 2003 season the way he finished. Swancutt recorded two tackles for loss and a sack in the Sacramento State contest. He has recorded at least one tackle for loss in 13 of his last 14 games. The only game he has been blanked in that period was against Stanford last year. Bill finished the 2002 season with 322 � defensive points, second best on the team. That figure also ranked 19th on OSU's single-season list. Swancutt produced 43 defensive points vs. Sacramento State, second only to Richard Seigler's 55 �.

    SEIGLER TOPS DEFENSIVE POINT PRODUCTION: Senior middle linebacker Richard Seigler was OSU's top defensive point production player against Sacramento State, scoring 55 � points. He produced seven tackles, including 5 � tackles for loss. He broke up a pass and had two quarterback hurries. Bill Swancutt was second with 43 points and strong linebacker Seth Lacey, in his first start, was third with 34 points.

    James Newson OWNS SEASON RECEIVING YARDAGE AND TOUCHDOWN RECORD: Newson was unable to play in the season opener with Sacramento State after suffering a hip pointer in practice on Tuesday. The injury ended Newson's streak of starting 24 straight games. Newson is expected to start (2002 season)--2By virtue of catching 11 passes for 168 yards vs. Oregon, James Newson eclipsed the OSU season record for pass receiving yardage. Newson followed up his Oregon performance with 10 catches for 165 yards against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl to add to his totals. Newson completed the 2002 season with 1,284 yards (school record) on 74 receptions (second most season receptions) and 12 touchdowns (school record). He passed Vern Burke for the yardage record. Burke had 1,007 yards in 1962. By catching one touchdown against the Ducks, Newson broke the OSU single-season mark with 11, and then he added a 12th vs. Pittsburgh. Newson ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally with 98.77 yards receiving per game. He ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 26th nationally on 5.69 catches per game. James was tied for 12th in the Pac-10 in scoring with 5.54 points per game. He ranked 10th in the Pac-10 and 90th nationally with 104.46 all-purpose yards per game. James caught at least one touchdown pass in 10 games during the 2002 season. (Career)--James has caught 132 career passes for 2,266 yards, an average of 17.2 per catch and 17 touchdowns. The 2,266 yards breaks the OSU career record for receiving yardage. Newson has caught passes in 25 straight games and has had nine games over 100 yards. He is third on OSU's career list for touchdown passes with 17 and has had four games in which he has caught two TD passes. He needs three more TD passes to become No. 1. He ranks fifth in career receptions with 132. Phil Ross is the all-time leader with 153. In 2001, he caught 57 passes for 968 yards, an average of 17.0 per catch, and five TD passes. His 57 receptions ranked eighth on OSU's all-time single-season receiving chart and his 968 yards is the second most ever by a Beaver receiver in a season. James had the best yardage receiving day of his OSU career to date against Northern Arizona in 2001, catching seven passes for 190 yards, the third highest single-game yardage output in Beaver history. In a three-game stretch in 201 (Arizona State, California and USC), James combined to catch 22 passes for 374 yards (17.0 average) and a pair of touchdowns. Newson averaged 5.2 receptions per game in 2001, which ranked second in the Pac-10 and tied for 47th nationally.

    Kirk Yliniemi, PK: Senior place kicker Kirk Yliniemi booted two field goals against Sacramento State, giving him 17 straight successful field goals and a new career record for consecutive field goals made. Kirk missed the second PAT attempt of his OSU career on his final attempt against Sacramento State as a low snap on the ground never gave him an opportunity to kick the ball in normal fashion. (2002 season)-Yliniemi entered the 2003 season with a streak of having successfully kicked 15 straight field goals, which is a season record. The 15 straight field goals made also equals the Beavers' career record established by Jim Nielsen in 1984-85. Yliniemi, a Lou Groza Watch List contender, scored 90 points for OSU in 2002, which ranked eighth in the Pac-10 and tied for 49th nationally. (Career)--Yliniemi has booted 20 of 22 field goal attempts, a percentage of .909, and he has made 54 of 56 PAT attempts for 114 points, which ranks 15th on Beavers' career list. His only other PAT miss was against Washington in Seattle last year when the Beavers were penalized 15 yards for celebration and missed the long 35-yard PAT attempt. His career long field is 50 yards. He booted one 50 vs. Washington last year and 50 against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Both of his missed field goals have come in the 30-39-yard range.

    BIG PLAY BEAVERS: OSU produced four plays of 25 yards or more against Sacramento State. Derek Anderson was involved in two of the 'Big Plays,' while Dwight Wright produced a pair of 'Big Plays.'

    STARTING STREAKS: Linebacker Richard Seigler has the longest active starting streaks among OSU players with 37. James Newson had his streak stopped at 24 games when he was injured and could not play against Sacramento State.

  • Sophomore wide receiver Mike Hass, who walke don at Oregon State two years ago, was put on scholarship by Coach Mike Riley during preseason camp.

  • Oregon State is 1-2 in overtime games after losing to USC in 2001. The Beavers lost to California 48-42 in 1996. OSU defeated Oregon in double overtime 44-41 in 1998.

  • Middle linebacker Richard Seigler posted a career-high 17 tackles at Washington in 2002.

  • Middle linebacker Richard Seigler had the best game of his OSU career to date in the 2001 Arizona State game. Seigler produced a total of 81 points on the Beavers' defensive point system, breaking the record of 72 points established last year by defensive end DeLawrence Grant against San Diego State University. In addition, Seigler also broke the OSU record for tackles for loss in a game with seven. His seven tackles for loss topped the old record of 4 � held by Bryan Ludwick in a game against Northern Illinois in 1996 at Corvallis. Against the Sun Devils, Seigler produced 8 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for loss (19 yards), a sack for 5 yards and he recovered a fumble.

  • OSU backs have rushed for 100 yards or more a total of 171 times.

  • Oregon State did not play a true freshman during its season opener with Sacramento State.

  • Oregon State has three married players on the roster. Punter Carl Tobey got married in 2001 to the former Annalee Nelson. Linebacker Seth Lacey got married in the summer of 2002 to the former Mackenzie Copeland. Tight end Tim Euhus got married on June 21, 2003 to the former Michelle Davis.

  • Oregon State has won eight of its last 11 season-openers.

  • Quarterback Derek Anderson tied a school record with five touchdown passes vs. UNLV, matching Erik Wilhelm's five against Akron in 1987. Anderson's four touchdown passes in the first half tied the school record for a half, matching the mark set by Scott Richardson against Washington State in 1979.

  • Derek Anderson was responsible for six touchdowns (five passing and one rushing) vs. UNLV to tie a school record, matching the single-game mark set by Terry Baker (three passing and three running) against Iowa State in 1962.

  • Tailback Steven Jackson broke the OSU Reser Stadium rushing record (dating back to 1953 when the stadium was built) with 239 yards against California. The previous record was 234 by OSU's Ken Simonton vs. USC in 2000. Jackson's 239 yards was the second highest rushing total by a Beaver running back, trailing only Bill Enyart's 299 yards at Utah in 1968.

  • Steven Jackson's 239 yards vs. Cal also amounts to the 25th best single-game rushing mark in Pacific-10 Conference history.

  • Arizona's minus (-23) yards rushing vs. the Beavers in 2002 was the second-fewest rushing yards allowed by Oregon State in school history. The mark was just one yard short of the school record of minus (-24) yards set against Oregon in the 1966 Civil War. Arizona's 93 yards of total offense was the ninth lowest ever allowed by Oregon State.

  • Arizona has not scored a touchdown against Oregon State since the third quarter of the 1999 game in Corvallis, a stretch of 13 quarters.

  • Oregon State had its consecutive streak of successful PAT kicks made as a team snapped at Washington at 77 in 2002. Kirk Yliniemi missed on his second try at Washington after the Beavers were penalized for a celebration penalty. It was also Yliniemi's first PAT miss in his career. He had made 40 in a row before the miss.

  • Steven Jackson rushed for 230 yards on 35 carries against Stanford in 2002 to become the first running back to rush for over 200 yards vs. Stanford since San Jose State's Deonce Whitaker rushed for 254 on 21 carries on September 9, 2000.

  • Steven Jackson's 230 yards vs. Stanford in 2002 is the fifth best single-game rushing mark in OSU history and Jackson became the first back in Beaver history to rush for over 200 yards three times in one season.

    TICKET/HUDDLE MEETINGS/GAME INFORMATION/MEDIA INFORMATION

    INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Sir Henry Anderson, DT (right arm fracture); Andy Darkins, LB (ankle and shoulder surgery); Kellen Marshall, CB (right knee ACL); and Chaz Scott, SLB (left knee).

    TICKET INFORMATION: Oregon State is sold out of season tickets, but approximately 2,250 individual reserve seat tickets still remain available for the New Mexico State game, priced at $33.00 apiece. Contact the OSU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 GO BEAVS or 541-737-4455 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased on line at www.osubeavers.com. Individual game tickets still remain for the Arizona and Stanford games.

    FOX NET TELEVISION REPLAYS: All OSU games will be televised on a delayed basis each Sunday over Fox Sports Net Northwest. Play-by-play announcers for the Fox Sports Net Northwest delayed telecasts are assigned by Fox Sports Net Northwest from a pool of Chris Marlowe, Rich Cellini, Rich Waltz and Jim Watson. Steve Preece, former Oregon State quarterback (1966-68) and member of the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, will serve as the color analyst for the 14th consecutive season.

    THE LAST TIME OREGON STATE...

    Returned a punt for touchdown-Dwayne Owens, 97 yards vs. UCLA at Pasadena, 1992

    Recovered a blocked punt for touchdown-Kenny Farley vs. Arizona at Corvallis, Oct. 13, 2001 (blocked by Cole Clasen)

    Returned a blocked field goal for touchdown-Dennis Weathersby, 83 yards vs. UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002 (blocked by Nick Barnett)

    Returned a kickoff for touchdown-Steven Jackson, 89 yards vs. Northern Arizona at Corvallis, Nov. 17, 2001

    Returned a fumble for touchdown-Noah Happe, 19 yards vs. UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002

    Returned a pass interception for touchdown-Richard Seigler, 65 yards vs. Fresno State, at Corvallis, Sept. 21, 2002

      Noah Happe, 52 yards vs. Fresno State, at Corvallis, Sept. 21, 2002

    Recorded a safety-vs. UNLV at Corvallis, September 14, 2002

    Blocked a punt-Jamaal Jackson vs. Fresno State at Corvallis, Sept. 21, 2002 (Jason Simpson punter)

    Blocked a field goal-Bill Swancutt vs. Sacramento State at Corvallis, August 28, 2003 (Mitch Lively kicker)

    Blocked a PAT-Terrence Carroll vs. Stanford at Palo Alto, 1998 (Kevin Miller kicker)

    Beat a ranked team-Defeated Washington (ranked eighth by AP and eighth by USA Today/ESPN), November 10, 2001 at Corvallis

      (49-24)

    Defeated Oregon (ranked fifth by AP and sixth by USA Today/ESPN), November 18, 2000 at Corvallis (23-13)

    Defeated UCLA (ranked 23rd by AP and 24th by USA Today/ESPN), October 21, 2000 at Pasadena (44-38)

    Defeated USC (ranked 8th by AP and 7th USA Today/ESPN), September 30, 2000 at Corvallis (31-21)

    Defeated Notre Dame (ranked 10th by AP and 10th USA Today/ESPN), January 1, 2001 at Tempe, AZ (41-9)

    Lost to a ranked team-Lost to Pittsburgh (ranked 24th by AP and 23nd by USA Today) 38-13 at Phoenix, AZ(Insight Bowl), Dec. 26, 2002

    Scored a 2-point conversion-Shawn Kintner (pass from Derek Anderson) vs. Stanford at Stanford, Nov. 16, 2002

    Scored a 2-point defensive touchdown-Keith Heyward-Johnson vs. Washington at Seattle, Oct. 7, 2000

    Shut out an opponent at Reser Stadium-Washington State, 7-0, 1975

    Shut out an opponent-Oregon, 0-0, at Eugene, 1983

    Halfback completed a touchdown pass-DeShawn Williams vs. California at Berkeley, 1996 (Williams 14 yards to QB David Moran)

    Lineman scored a touchdown-Starling Latu, OG, vs. USC at Corvallis, 1994

    Had a player score 3 or more touchdowns in a game-Ken Simonton, TB, vs. Washington at Corvallis, Nov. 10, 2001 (3 touchdowns)

      Steven Jackson, TB, vs. Washington at Corvallis, Nov. 10, 2001 (3 touchdowns) Steven Jackson, TB, vs. California at Corvallis, Oct. 26, 2002 (3 touchdowns) Steven Jackson, TB vs. Oregon at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002 (3 touchdowns)

    Scored on its first offensive possession of the game-vs. Sacramento State, August 28, 2003 at Reser Stadium.

    Had a player rush for over 100 Yards-Steven Jackson (129) vs. Sacramento State at Corvallis, Aug. 28, 2003

    Had a player rush for over 200 Yards-Steven Jackson (230) vs. Stanford at Stanford, Nov. 16, 2002

    THE LAST TIME AN OPPONENT...

    Returned a punt for touchdown-Shawn Robinson, Pittsburgh, 66 yards at Phoenix (Insight Bowl), Dec. 26, 2002

    Recovered a blocked punt for touchdown-Troy Polamalu, USC, at Los Angeles (Carl Tobey punter), Nov. 3, 2001

    Returned a kickoff for touchdown-Bennie Cunningham, Georgia Southern, 89 yards at Corvallis, 1999

    Returned a fumble for touchdown-Pierre Wright, Eastern Kentucky, 51 yards, at Corvallis, August 29, 2002

    Returned a pass interception for touchdown-Chris Massey, Washington, 25 yards at Seattle, Nov. 9, 2002 (Derek Anderson passer)

    Recorded a safety-UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002

    Did not score-Oregon, (0-0) at Eugene, 1983

    Blocked a punt-Gary Daniels, Oregon, at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002 (Carl Tobey punter)

    Blocked a field goal-Sean Butts, Hawaii, at Honolulu (Ryan Cesca the kicker), December 25, 1999, at O'ahu Bowl

    Scored a 2-point conversion-California, Tony Gonzalez, pass from Ziv Gottlieb, at Berkeley, 1996

    Scored a 2-point defensive touchdown-Stanford, Tim Smith 100-yard pass interception at Corvallis, 1996

    Shut out Oregon State-USC (22-0), at Los Angeles, September 21, 2002

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